SuperLiga Final Set & Stuff

It will be an all MLS SuperLiga final with the New England Revolution, 2-0 winners over bad losers Atlante tonight, playing the Houston Dynamo Tuesday in Boston.

I only watched the last 10 minutes of the game (work intervened), but that was enough to see some ugly scenes at game’s end for the second consecutive SuperLiga semifinal.

Five red cards (!) were brandished at Atlante players (several after the game) in what was a nasty conclusion.

And it was clear in the waning moments of the game Atlante were simply trying to get in some lumps with behind the legs two-footed tackles, late challenges and body checks.

(BTW, for those who don’t know things got rambunctious at the end of Tuesday’s Pachuca-Houston Dynamo game, too).

The silver lining for Chivas USA? They got knocked out by a team in the final of the tournament.

Well-moderated discussion of the game here.

Full disclosure: I’m Anglokixx in this thread.

Highlights

Also:
*USC striker Amy Rodriguez, essentially Abby Wambach’s replacement, was profiled here.

*Galaxy rookie Bryan Jordan is going on loan to the USL Portland Timbers for the third time this season – until the end of the season. Will he be missed? From the Galaxy:

Jordan leads the Galaxy Reserve Team in goals this season, scoring four times in five games, including one in Monday’s 2-2 draw with FC Dallas.

*And for those with nothing better to do at 8 p.m. Monday tune to Fox 11 to see whether the winner of the “Choice Male Athlete” award at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards is David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Eli Manning or Tiger Woods.for the award. Woo hoo!

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  • papa bear

    I’d be pretty embarrassed if I was the manager of Atlante.

    I hate the Revs as much as the next guy (OK probably more), but that kind of ‘play’ (read: thuggery) has no place on the field.

    Save that for UFC.

  • bz

    I understand the frustration some Mexicans have from living under the shadow of the U.S. and then starting to lose in one of the few areas they have dominated… but this kind of sportsmanship makes them look really bad. Same show of sportsmanship by the Nat. team at the Korean World Cup.

    Does anyone know if any actions or reprimands will come out of this?